Health and Retirement Survey- Medicare Linked Data

One of the main goals of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is to understand the relationship between medical history and financial status, and how use of health care may change as people age. To assist in this effort, the HRS endeavors to obtain information about health care costs and diagnoses from Medicare records maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The HRS-Medicare linked dataset includes HRS survey information linked to Medicare claims data for the HRS study population.

CY 1991-2015

Please refer to the Health and Retirement website for the most current information.

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